Visits to church
For a religious talk
Have little effect
On people’s daily walk.
To go to church and be unaware of the living Jesus is like going to a concert and being unaware of the music. When church took Jesus out of real life and compartmentalized Him to a Sunday service, it caused people to ignore His daily presence
To acknowledge Jesus an hour a week, but ignore Him the rest of the time, is hypocrisy. Religious rules won’t release your heart to overflow with joy, but the risen Jesus will!
To compartmentalize Jesus and separate Him from everyday life misses the point of the Incarnation: Emmanuel, “God with us.”
Religion and government didn’t like Jesus. They wanted Him dead but Jesus made ordinary people come alive with joy!